COUNCILLORS at Oswestry Town Council will be asked to back a report on proposed improvements to the Willow Street entrance to Cae Glas Park at a meeting on Monday.

The issue will be discussed during the town council's Finance Committee meeting on Monday, January 19 starting at 7pm, at the Guildhall following the release of the designs by Shropshire Council this week.

A report on the project has been prepared by town clerk Arren Roberts, which councillors will be asked to give the alleyways project its backing.

It says: "Members are asked to consent to the work being undertaken to improve the alleyways, recognising that there is no financial implications for the council and the implemented scheme will be the best that can be achieved for available funding.

"Given this, it is recommended that responsibility for final sign off is given to the town clerk.

"The committee is also recommended to express an interest in potentially provide some capital funding to provide an enhanced scheme acknowledging that additional information and a report would be required in order to eek approval."

In his report, Mr Roberts has explained the works proposed for first alleyway to be worked on, linking Willow Street to Cae Glas Park.

He explained that there will be a new entrance gate, resurfaced footways, plants and an arch feature.

His report confirms the council's Cae Glas Management Group has had some involvement in a final design for the gate and that any work the council intends to carry out on the park would need to align with the alleyway project.

Included in that potential for new projects in Cae Glas Park is a feasibility study for a water play facility within the park, with a report from Operations Manager Simon Cranmer also up for discussion.

In his report to council, Mr Cranmer has stated that the council has been quoted £3,000 plus VAT for a study into whether a water play park would work at Cae Glas, as per instructions from the Amenities Committee last year.

Mr Cranmer has recommend to councillors that they approve payment for the feasibility study.

Councillors will also hear from groups that have made large grant applications, with members presenting prior to the start of the meeting – anyone group that fails to attend will not have its bid accepted.

The meeting is also on Zoom with a meeting ID of 812 7765 2874.